Gordon Wood retired in 1985 as the winningest high school football coach in the country. During his 43 years as a high school coach, Wood compiled 396 victories, 91 defeats, 15 ties and nine state championships. Wood coached at seven high schools during his career (Rule, Roscoe, Seminole, Winters, Stamford, Victoria and Brownwood). He spent 26 years at Brownwood where he won seven state championships (1960, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1978 and 1981). Wood also won two state championships at Stamford in 1955 and 1956. In 1983 Wood was inducted into the National High School Sports Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.